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RampanT
11-14-2003, 04:49 PM
Hi there people.

This is my first proper post on the site. This is a study sketch i did of Russel Crowe in his Gladiator gear. (I liked it, so i used it for my avatar :-) All comments and crits welcome.

Model to follow....

http://free.one.picturehost.co.uk/crowe_sketch.jpg

erikN
11-14-2003, 05:12 PM
nice!

but is he really that short in real life? I have feeling that he's taller :)

but maybe I'm wrong...

great drawing anyway ;)

RampanT
11-14-2003, 05:28 PM
Here's the model i've been working on. Created in 3DS Max 5, and all the textures painted in photoshop 7. The model is currently 1876 triangles.

I've still got to tinker about with the specular map cos i think it needs tweaking here and there. It also has a bump map. I've still to do shoulder armour and maybe a sword. Will post a wire shot and texture map if any one wants to see.

Its really my first proper model and texture. All comments and crits welcome. Thanks.

Front Image:

http://free.one.picturehost.co.uk/low_poly_r_crowe.jpg

RampanT
11-14-2003, 05:33 PM
Here's a slightly closer shot.

(apologies for the quality of the images but this particular forum is not allowing me to attach the images directly for some reason)

http://free.one.picturehost.co.uk/low_poly_r_crowe2.jpg

RampanT
11-14-2003, 05:35 PM
Here's a side/back shot...

http://free.one.picturehost.co.uk/low_poly_r_crowe3.jpg

eMPeck
11-14-2003, 05:40 PM
Sketch is very impressive. Model is also very good, but it requires few tweaks. Could You post wires and better shot of his face? It will be very good model. I'm impressed.

szubin
11-14-2003, 06:55 PM
Hi there!
I think they look really good.
Im a beginner at modelling so how do you start...what does your plan look like when your working on a new character concept.
Qurious becuase I have a been given an assignment for college just on the topic of character design..

RampanT
11-14-2003, 07:29 PM
Thanks for your comments.

erikN: I see what you mean, now that i look at it he does look a bit impish, could be partly because i didnt finish the feet.

eMPeck: Thanks for the comments. You're right, it is in need of many tweaks. Below i have posted a closer face shot, and the wire. (Note: The wire looks like it has polys cutting each other in places, they don't actually do that, my viewport just seems to screw it up a bit)

szubin: I am also a beginner. I cant claim the concept design for this model obviously. Generally, when designing a model or character, i will create a character profile, then work up from there, developing the concept and aesthetic directly from the personality. Some other people might have thoughts on how to develop characters.

Thanks again for the comments.

Closer shot:

http://free.one.picturehost.co.uk/low_poly_r_crowe4.jpg

Wire:

http://free.one.picturehost.co.uk/low_poly_wire.jpg
1876 triangles

Studiopix
11-15-2003, 04:10 AM
Sweet. How do you paint in Max? Is there a UV export utility built in that you can then paint in Photoshop?

Warhawk
11-15-2003, 08:22 AM
Great stuff : I am big fan of Gladiator movie . Which is my personal favorite movie . Now abot your actual model . It looks great , the model is nice . The only thing that bugs me is his forhead , it is way to long . The textures are great , but you should work some more on the overall shading of armour , I guess you are still working on textures final look . So I will wait until you finalize them . I also like the decoreation on his armour are those pictures? Keep it up .

RampanT
11-15-2003, 07:43 PM
Thanks again for the comments.

Studiopix: Yes, in max, you can unwrap the model then export the flattened mesh. Then its just a matter of getting the graphics tablet out and slaving over it in photoshop.

Warhawk: When you say the forehead is too long, do you mean in height or width? If you mean in height then i'm not sure i agree, to me it looks about right. If you mean in width, i think the side could maybe be less round and more straight. But if you could clarify in what way you think it's too long that'd be great. Yes, the textures are still to be worked on more. The fabric i think needs more texture to it, and the metal needs further work. As for the decoration, that was hand drawn in photoshop. I didnt use any photos for the texturing other than as a visual reference. Thanks for the comments and the advice.

rob-beddall
11-17-2003, 09:47 AM
hey!!
he is looking pretty good so far.
i just noticed something tho and i thought i better mention it.

on the first pictures you put up he looks as though he has rwo right feet. i think this is probably more to do with the texture that the model. or maybe when you copied the leg over you forgot to mirror it?

thought it was worth a mention.
goodluck

cheers!!:beer:

RampanT
11-19-2003, 04:52 AM
ok, i've completely re-shaped and textured the head. I've got a bit more to do on the head but its getting there. Hopefully it doesnt look so pouty now, and maybe looks a bit more like russel crowe. All comments and crits welcome.

http://free.one.picturehost.co.uk/russel_new_head_opt.jpg

BiTMAP
11-19-2003, 04:58 AM
why not cube map a reflection to the armor? that would look NICE.

wonder
11-19-2003, 06:23 AM
armor textures looks great,but i dun like his face,looks a bit strange.and may be his two legs are too close each other.
for me,i think the clothes texture is not as good as the armor texture
good work.

kvernon
11-20-2003, 12:39 AM
RampanT,

He looks great! I'm still not quite sure about the head, but kudos!

I'd like to see some subtle battle scars. His character went through a lot in the movie, so maybe some little scratches on the armor? He just looks like he's fresh meat for the battlefield. That's just me though.

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